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Oakland County, MI could teach DC a few things about video


March 19, 2010 - 0 Comments

The more we here at Break Down the Walls (BDTW) read about Oakland County, Michigan, the more we think those folks really “get” using technology in the public interest. The county has been a leader in using eGovernment tools to reach citizens – check out this interview with the county CIO for more on that front. Now, according to the local Daily Tribune the county is using video conferencing for criminal arraignments – saving time, money and better protecting the public. Read that story here.

BDTW hopes counties around the DC area start using video more in the criminal justice process. Just last week we read in the Post about an inmate who escaped while being transported for medical treatment. By using VTC for criminal arraignments and medical treatments, situations like that could be avoided. Now that’s a new way of working that can save money and lives!

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